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Remembering Diane Dennise

This site was created in memory of our Diane Dennise London. Our loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Celebration of Life

May 8th, 2021



Celebration of Life
Event Details:

  • Date: May 8th, 2021

  • Time: 3pm EST

  • Zoom Info: 

    • Click Here to join this Zoom event

    • Meeting ID: 840 2231 9149

    • Passcode: 040878

Program of Events

Opening Prayer------------------------------------

Musical Selection--------------------- Deborah Green 

Scripture (Jeremiah 29:11)---------------Tameka Stewart

Scripture (John 14:1-6)------------------Nicole Marcus

Special Remarks------------------------ Mary London

Video Montage-----------------------Family & Friends

Obituary-------------------------------Aleta Willams

Eulogy ---------------------------Pastor Rico Marcus

Family Reflections---------------Nevaeh Montgomery,                Steven Marcus, Jamila Marcus Potter, Clifton Marcus

Words of Comfort--------------------Open to all guest

Musical Celebration--------Inspirational music and photos

*Additional details coming soon*


Her Story

Born in Seattle, Washington

April 8th, 1978

Diane Dennise London was born to her mother, Mary London, on April 8, 1978, in Seattle, Washington. During her very early childhood years, she was loved and cared for by her extended biological family, Ada London. In 1986, she was introduced to the Marcus family by her brother, Victor. After which, she was informally adopted into the Marcus family, loved and raised by Clifton and Paula Marcus, and revered by them as one of the most sincere and endearing children they had ever known. Those close to her called her by one of many names, commonly Dennise or “D”. However, the name she came to treasure most was that given to her by her father- Zuwena Iyabo - which in its purest form means “Good Mother’s Returned”. This was fitting of who she was and who she’d become. Dennise was very nurturing and attentive to her family and friends her entire life.  


Dennise graduated from Ingraham High School in 1996 and went on to Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. In 2001, she gave birth to her only daughter, Nevaeh Montgomery, whom she loved more than life itself. To talk about Dennise was to talk about Nevaeh. Dennise was tenacious when it came to caring and providing for her daughter. Her primary life’s work was to ensure a proper foundation for her daughter and to create a network of people who knew her daughter’s worthiness.  Dennise had faced many battles and adversities throughout her life, but none as challenging as the fight for her life in 2016 when she suffered a brain aneurysm. Her neurosurgeon stood in awe of her many days and could not wait to tell her of her miracle when she’d wake from her coma. Let him tell it, she was not expected to live after a health complication of this magnitude; let alone walk, talk, work, laugh, run, smile, and all the other things she managed to do during the years following her first aneurysm. That was Dennise - determined and head-strong balanced with a healthy dose of gratitude, generosity, and humor. Dennise refused to let the adversities undermine the path she chose in life. She was so valiant, most were unaware of her continued battle against the sequelae of the first aneurysm.    


Diane Dennise London, age 42, of Seattle, Washington passed away on the evening of April 7, 2021. She passed away suddenly just hours before her 43rd birthday, from a brain aneurysm. She was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Marcus; and brother, Anthony Marcus. She leaves to mourn her death her father, Clifton Marcus (Debra Marcus); her biological mother, Mary London; her two brothers, Victor London and Steven Marcus ; her sister, Jamila Marcus Potter (Jeffrey Potter) ; and her daughter, Nevaeh Montgomery. Diane Dennise London also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and two godchildren.  


One of her favorite learned words as a young person was reciprocity, and she practiced and taught that to many. To know Dennise was to love her. To love her was to laugh with her. To laugh with her was to experience life. To live with her was a regeneration of light in the toughest of times. Let us all lift her up in prayer as she transitions on before us.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Nevaeh Montgomery's College Fund.  

Support Nevaeh

Support Nevaeh

There was not a single person or thing more important to Dennise than her daughter, Neveah.   Dennise said Nevaeh was evidence of God's grace.  From the very beginning, Dennise instilled in Nevaeh a desire to pursue education, take full advantage opportunities, and follow God's word.  

She, like her mother, has overcome great adversity and, yet, continued to blaze forward with the support of her extended family and many prayer warriors. Nevaeh is now a Sophomore college student pursuing a degree in Political Science at McDaniel College.  This summer she hopes to be awarded an internship in the Senator's Office!

Trust, your financial support will come full circle.  Nevaeh will be a force of good in this world and plans to give back to her community.  She has already shown great promise during her time as a youth leader in her church and as an advocate for those with a history of being abused.

With love,
Team Nevaeh!

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April 8th, 1978 - April 7th, 2021

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